The next step, after adding WorkPoints to your office, is to add tags and links. Think of Tags as hashtags - you use them to describe the WorkPoint. Links are used to combine individual WorkPoints into groups.
Tagging WorkPoints provides the Analytics with an extra layer of information. Consider how you'll want to sort your data — tags break WorkPoints into categories to allow for comparisons to be made.
Here are some Tag examples for the tag “Space”
- Space | Informal Seating, Space | Meeting Room, Space | Cafe, Space | Project Room
- Use "environmental" tags to help identify surrounding conditions, for example Environment | Windows,
- Use resource tags to identify what's available to workers, for example, Resources | Monitor, Resources | AV
To Create a Tag:
1. Select one or more Seats to tag and click the Tags menu on the right side of the floor plan.
2. In the dialog box fill out the required fields:
3. Create a Category and add a Tag, for example, Category: Furniture, Tag: Rolling Chair
4. Click the + Button to add the tags to the selected Seats
Note: If a Category or Tag already exist, they will pre-populate as you type.
When you're done, your tags will show in the tag menu when Seats are selected. You can also click the tags to select the corresponding Seats. You'll use these tags to help you sort and view your data.
Note: If you've already started collecting data and you're adding tags at a later date, only the data after the tags were added will include the tags. Complete the following to apply your tags to the earlier data (based on the start date):
Navigate to your WorkPlaces page and scroll right to the edit features.
Click the Tag button to Update your data with new Tags
- Click the "Update Tags" button.
- Depending on the size of WorkPlace database, this may take up to 24 hours to process.
Linking multiple sensors allows them to work together as a single sensor. This means if one Sensor in a link is Active, they will all be Active. Linking Sensors does not eliminate the data collected by the individual Sensors but instead gives you the option of looking at both sets of data.
A common reason to Link Sensors is wanting to get a single point of occupancy for a space that contains multiple sensors. For example, if you want a data point —for use in an API or for reference in analytics— that represents the occupancy of an entire space, you'd link all sensors in the space.
Link WorkPoints (on the FloorPlan):
The Link button appears when multiple Sensors are selected and the FloorPlan is unlocked
1. Unlock the Floorplan
2. Select any number of WorkPoints
3. In the Info box at the top of the FloorPlan, click the Chain Link button
4. Give the Link a unique name and Save
Moving forward, a new link will appear in your analytics as a Tag. The Analytics can be toggled between showing the data with Links or with Separated Links.